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Praxis Testing Requirements

Praxis tests include the Praxis Core Tests, which are designed for admission to a teacher education program, and the Praxis II tests which are taken by individuals as part of the licensure process for educators and school counselors. The Praxis II tests measure knowledge of specific subjects that K–12 educators will teach, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge. These tests are required by many states and professional licensing organizations.

Praxis Core Tests:

May be required for initial admission to the Teacher Education Program at Southern Adventist University (check with your advisor). Other options include a composite ACT score of 23, or a combined SAT score on the verbal & math tests of 1070.

 

Praxis Core Test Structure

For content and structure of Core tests, visit the ETS website.

Praxis core test windows  
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 These computerized tests are available at Prometric Testing Centers by appointment. Register online at: www,ets.org/praxis/register/computer

Test Code Test Name Hours Fee TN Passing score Study companion
5712 Core Academic Skills for Educatiors: Reading 2 $85  156 Reading (pdf)
5722 Core Academic Skills for Educatiors: Writing 2.5 $85  162 Writing (pdf)
5732 Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics 2 $85  150 Mathematics (pdf)
5751 Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (Reading, Writing, Mathematics) 5 $135    
n/a Core Academic Skills for Educators: Two Core tests registered for at the same time 3 $125    

 Optional Resource

Interactive Practice Tests are available at the ETS Store at $17.95/subscription. Practice tests allow candidates to answer questions and stimulate the testing experience. After each practice test, candidates can view theri results as well as answers to all questions.

 

 

TN Praxis II Tests: 2014-2015 

 Effective 09/01/14. Link to online registration for computerized testing. Paper tests are no longer available. Scroll to  very bottom right of this site for registration codes to help with registration.

Disclaimer: All information is subject to changes posted to the ETS Praxis website. Please check there for verification.

 

Instructional Support Personnel Test Code Test Name Test fee TN Passing score testing windows study companion
School Counselor PreK-12 (Master's Degree) 5421 Professional School Counselor $115 156 8/04/14-8/16/14

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10/06/14-10/18/14

11/3/14-11/15/14

12/08/14-12/20/14

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2/09/15-2/21/15

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4/06/15-4/18/15

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7/13/15-7/25/15

8/10/15-8/22/15

School Counselor (pdf)

 

TESTS FOR EDUCATORS

 All required Praxis II exams must be completed with passing scores for admission to student teaching. Students may need to schedule more than one test date.

student teaching semester Pass all required tests by
Fall

August 1

Winter

December 1

 If passing scores have not arrived by the specific date, the student teaching will automatically be deferred. Those with passing scores not received by August 1 will be deferred until winter semester; those with passing scores not received by December 1 will be deferred until the following fall.

 

 

Praxis II principles of learning and teaching (PLT): All teaching licenses

All teaching licenses must select one PLT test. (K-12 licensure candidates may choose which test; most select PLT Grades 7-12.) Must also pass tests required for specific licensure areas, as listed below.

 

PLT Test choices test code test fee tn passing score Testing windows study companion (PDF form)

PLT: Grades K-6

5622 $139 158 8/04/14-8/16/14

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10/06/14-10/18/14

11/3/14-11/15/14

12/08/14-12/20/14

1/12/15-1/24/15

2/09/15-2/21/15

3/09/15-3/21/15

4/06/15-4/18/15

5/11/15-5/23/15

6/15/15-6/27/15

7/13/15-7/25/15

8/10/15-8/22/15

 PLT: Grades K-6
 PLT: Grades 7-12 5624 $139 155 8/04/14-8/16/14

9/09/14-9/20/14

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11/3/14-11/15/14

12/08/14-12/20/14

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 PLT: Grades 7-12

 

 

additional required tests for specific licensure areas test code test name test fee TN passing score testing windows study companion (PDF form)
Art K-12 (Visual Arts) 5135 Art: Content and Analysis $139 157

10/6/14-10/18/14

12/8/14-12/20/14

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6/15/15-6/27/15

 Art Content & Analysis
Bible 7-12   Only PLT is required        N/A
Biology 7-12 5235 Biology: Content Knowledge $115 148 Same test windows as PLT, above  Biology 7-12
Chemistry 7-12 5245 Chemistry: Content Knowledge $115 152 Same test windows as PLT, above  Chemistry 7-12

Elementary Education K-6, SDA K-8 (3 required tests in addition to PLT)

5017 Elem Ed: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment  $115  153

9/09/14-9/20/14

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1/12/15-1/24/15

3/09/15-3/21/15

4/06/15-4/18/15

5/11/15-5/23/15

7/13/15-7/25/15

 Elem. Ed. Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
  5018 Elem Ed: Content Knowledge  $115  163 9/09/14-9/20/14

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 Elem Ed Content Knowledge
  5203 Teaching Reading: Elementary Education  $139  162

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 Elem Ed Teaching Reading
 English 7-12  5038 English Language Arts: Content Knowledge  $115  167 Same test windows as PLT, above  English 7-12
 English as a Second Language  5361 English to Speakers of Other Languages  $115  143 Same test windows as PLT, above  ESL
 French Pre K-12  5174 French: World Language    

10/27/14-11/1/14

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4/27/15-5/02/15

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 French PreK-12
 History 7-12  5941 World & US History: Content Knowledge  $115  136

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 History 7-12
 Optional endorsement to accompany History  5931  Government/Political Science  $115  149

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6/15/15-6/27/15

 Government/Political Science
 Mathematics 7-12  5161  Mathematics: Content Knowledge $115   160 Same test windows as PLT, above   Math 7-12
 Music (Instrumental & Vocal/General) K-12  5114  Music: Content and Instruction $139 162

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 Music (all areas) K-12
Physical Education/Health K-12 5095 Physical Education: Content and Design $139 164 9/09/14-9/20/14

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 P.E./Health K-12: Content & Design
  5551 Health Education $115 144 Same test windows as PLT, above  P.E./Health K-12: Health Ed.
Physics 7-12 5265 Physics: Content Knowledge $115 144 8/04/14-8/16/14

9/09/14-9/20/14

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 Physics 7-12
Psychology 9-12 (additional endorsement) 5391 Psychology $115 154

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 Psychology 9-12
Spanish PreK-12 5195 Spanish: World Language $150 163 10/27/14-11/1/14
12/1/14-12/6/14

2/02/15-2/07/15

4/27/15-5/02/15

7/27/15-8/01/15

 Spanish PreK-12

 

 

registration codes   Code #
College where you received training relevant to test   A1727
Designated Score Recipients *Important to include. Southern must receive Designated Institution Report to process your licensure. R1727
State Passing Score Information TN 8190
Major/Certification Area Codes    
  Art Education 102
  Biology 401
  Chemistry 403
  Elementary Education 202
  English 303
  French 305
  Government 606
  Health & Physical Ed 123
  History 607
  Mathematics 410
  Music Education 114
  Religion 312
  Physics 411
  Psychology 609
  School Guidance/Counseling 504
  Spanish 314
  Teaching English as Foreign Language 122

 


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